I had this done with my naturopathic doctor and he told me up front health insurance wouldn't pay for it. Other chemistry tests he wanted me to get done that would be covered he suggested I have ordered though by my regular doctor (and I did, no problem), so he was sensitive to the cost issue. The food sensitivity testing was $300, and I found out a lot and my lingering flare up has resolved in just two weeks of avoiding identified foods. Most important, I found I was highly intolerant to gluten (sorry to everyone who keeps hearing this from me), but also sensitive to soy, tomato, garlic, cow's milk, sunflower, watermelon, a few others...it has been challenging to find things to eat but SO worth it! I feel better than I have felt in years. DO IT!!
49 year old female, diagnosed in 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years; Currently 15-20 mg prednisone trying to taper off from lingering flare, slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.
August 2008 Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet and Replete probiotic, DGL Plus (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors, under care of naturopathic doctor.